“As a former migrant farmworker myself, striving to improve the working and living conditions of migrant and seasonal farmworkers has been a lifelong mission. Yet, we still have a lot more work to do.”
Martinez is a former farmworker who organized and marched side-by-side with Cesar Chavez during the grape boycott of the 1970s. He’s now the CEO of United Migrant Opportunity Services and is being honored at tonight’s Farmworker Justice Wine & Jazz Reception (see Calendar)
photo: Martinez in 2017 when he was inducted into the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) Farmworker Advocate Hall of Fame.